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Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
“It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; and mud, mud, mud, deep in all the streets”
'I'll give you the moon and the stars.'
'The air about them was moving with with delicious fragrence that comes when the sun's touch is gentle.'
'That filthy nimwit doesn't deserve to live.'
When a non-sentient object or idea is treated as if it has human mental traits.
When the author specifically tells you a character's traits.
When the author gives you information or hints at what might come ahead.
Descriptions of physical sensations
Exaggeration used to help the reader understand something.
'She danced as gracefully as a swan.'
'It was a night when thick fog drifted through the streets.'
Anything in a piece of writing that is not meant literally.
'She was having a Jonah day.'
Definition/QuoteLiterary Device
'The clocks of the Eastward churches were striking five, the candles were wasted out, the fire was dead, and the wind and rain intensified the thick black darkness.'
The use of words with high connotative meaning.
The repetition of sounds at the beginning of words.
'The lazy languid line lingered.'
An object that hints at a greater meaning or stands in for something significant
When information in the novel allows you to infer a character's traits
The repeated use of a word or phrase for effect
'Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was no one there.'
Sensory language that involves sight
'Life is a journey.'
When two or more sentences or phrases have the same sentence structure, but not the exact same words.
A reference in a novel or poem to a historical event, person, or work of art.

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